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What are some known issues that users may find in Landsat data?

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What are some known issues that users may find in Landsat data?

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A number of artifacts and anomalies can happen to any remote sensing data. Banding, dropped scan lines, and detector failures are only a few of the anomalies that can be seen in Landsat data. Details about a number of anomalies that have been discovered and investigated can be found on the Landsat Known Issues page.

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